While most of us are happy to finally have some good weather, for some it comes with a downside: the annoyance of neighbors coming out of hibernation.
Post anonymously on a UK based forum mumsnet, users have taken the opportunity to vent the neighborly behavior that gets “worse” when the sun shines, from noisy gardening to children playing to DIY and barbecues.
The discussion was started by a woman who said her neighbors were playing loud, explicit music and yelling at each other instead of talking.
Another said she doesn’t understand why her neighbor, whose yard is huge, always has to be right by their fence to chat, while another objected to a woman who cooed at her toddler’s every move.
A disgruntled woman said her neighbors have the hot tub outside, which she called a “manky inflatable sex tub,” trying to create an Ibiza-esque atmosphere with flashing lights and a “gammon” husband playing the DJ role. took.
An anonymous woman, who lives in the UK, expressed her frustration at how her neighbors are enjoying the sunny weather (file image)
One woman started the discussion and said: ‘My neighbors do my head all year round because they are generally so damn right, but when the sun is out it’s worse.
“Loud music, they can’t talk, they yell at each other and when they have visitors it’s even worse and that’s before they light the outdoor fire and force us in after quickly getting the laundry in.
“I have huge sensory issues with sound due to possible ASD (pending assessment), so I know the IABU and need to find ways to deal with it.
‘Unfortunately, moving to an island isn’t an option, although I had looked at that advertisement for a manager of a deserted Scottish island with interest and wish I could live somewhere like that.
‘What are your neighbors doing today that annoys you and how do you deal with that? Stereo wars? Snakes at dawn?
Penguin bollards (CFs have been known to park in or across from my driveway and then pretend I’m being unreasonable), the most swearing music you can find at full volume? I’m not actually going to do anything, but do me a favour.’
Posting to Mumsnet, the woman said her neighbors have been playing loud, explicit music and yelling at each other
A flood of comments on the thread revealed that they also struggle with neighbors making excessive noise.
One person revealed that they have given up being outside because of the disturbance, saying: ‘Neighborhood has music in the yard, but they only do that once in a while so I can put up with it.
“But then on the other side there’s powerwash in the back and hard hammering, more DIY on the other side and screaming football-playing kids on the road. All of these on their own are tolerable, but combined they drive me crazy. I’ve given up enjoying the sun and I’m indoors watching TV with my headphones on. What a waste of this rare glorious weather.’
Another said: ‘My neighbor has a huge yard with a small piece of fence that overlooks our yard. This is where she decides to hang out. So I can’t go out into the yard without saying hello, and then listen to her gibberish about nothing.
‘Especially when my DD is taking a nap, I just want to sit in the sun in peace’
From phone calls to barking dogs, many people admitted they struggle with the noise their neighbor is making too
A third added: ‘Someone plays the piano all day. Beautiful but a bit much after an hour. A neighbor works from home and is on the phone all day.
Parakeets in a tree ‘talk’ to each other noisily. Fortunately our lease prohibits open fires and bbq’
Others express frustration at not being able to do their laundry outside because of their neighbors’ activities.
‘The constant switching on and off of the grass trimmer, followed by the constant sound of the high-pressure cleaner washing tree cars.
‘Late the BBQ is followed by the fire pit, so I’ll have to close my bedroom windows. And they will talk well and drink in the dark, to wake up the children,” one wrote.
Another said: ‘It’s an Ibiza pool party next to us. Manky inflatable sex pond is out and the fat gammon husband has taken his decks out to the patio, delighting us all with badly mixed late 90s s*** club music.
“Plush flashing lights around his wannabe DJ setup.”
Others said they can’t enjoy the outdoors because of smoky barbecues and the smell of hot tubs